Mimestream is a lightweight, native macOS email client built specifically for Gmail. It uses the Gmail API instead of IMAP to support Gmail-specific features such as categorized inboxes, labels, synced aliases, synced signatures, and more!
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8 Reviews5.0/5
Hi all, great to see this hunted here! In the past, I spent over 7 years working on the Apple Mail team, and I am really excited to start a public beta for a new email client I'm building: Mimestream, a native macOS email client for Gmail. Mimestream is written in Swift, and uses AppKit+SwiftUI for a clean, stock appearance. It's designed to be fast, lightweight, and use a minimal amount of disk space. Mimestream's advantages over using the Gmail web interface includes features like multiple accounts, a unified inbox, system notifications, swipe actions, dark mode, (some) offline support, tracker prevention, multiple keyboard shortcut sets, and more. Mimestream differs from other email clients because it uses the Gmail API rather than IMAP, so it supports more Gmail-specific features like categorized inboxes, Gmail's search operators, first-class labels support (apply multiple via ⌘L, set colors, etc), synced aliases, synced signatures, etc. I'm planning a lot more work in this area, including server-side filter configuration, Google Drive support, G Suite directory autocomplete, and more. The app is a traditional email client that makes direct connections to Gmail and stores your data on your Mac. There are no intermediary servers with access to your account or copies of your messages. Mimestream is free for a limited time during the public beta, but will eventually be a paid app by the time it gets to the Mac App Store. I hope you enjoy trying out the beta!
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Abbas Jaffar Ali
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Director, Tbreak Media
Great app for a quick and lightweight Gmail experience.
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Federico D.Founder and team manager at SnapFIT Tech
I've been using it for a few weeks, and it's great, best looking and smooth email client by far. I hope a mobile version will also be released soon. 🚀
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Abbas Jaffar Ali
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@federicodrei What would you like to see on a mobile version? I think mobile Gmail client is pretty good.
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Justin Scheetz
Founder, Boxy Studio
What I love about this app is that it's not trying to do anything different. It feels like the native Apple Mail app but without the garbage. This is what Mail.app should be. Happy to pay for it when it's officially released. Great job!
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Abbas Jaffar Ali
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Director, Tbreak Media
@justinscheetz Agreed- though I wouldn't mind a sidebar for add-ons such as tasks or cal
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Zach JohnstonDesign @ Twingate
You mention swipe gestures for triaging emails, but do you support snoozing emails? Archive and snooze are the two primary actions Gmail Mobile supports, so I'd expect that to be the case for desktop as well.
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@johnzach02 Unfortunately, the Gmail API does not expose the Snooze feature. Mind starring the issue at https://issuetracker.google.com/... to express your support? I'd add it in a heartbeat if there was API support.
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Zach JohnstonDesign @ Twingate
@neil_jhaveri Just starred the issue! I feared that was the case. Tough to use any Gmail client without snooze but when the API is available, I'm definitely going to try out Mimestream.
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